mabel (5364) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[3938-20110827] Bottle. Mild orange cherry juice aroma. Clear, bright orange body with a quick foamy off-white head. Malty grainy bread flavour has a lingering multigrain note. Medium body. Good. (6/3-/7/3/14) 3.3
(Golden Taps 2011 @ beerbistro, Toronto, ON)
presario (4522) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sammy. Dark amber with a lasting froth and lacing. Aroma indicates Amber ale with some nice hopping. Flavour is more to style. Nicely hopped without being extreme with some solid malt nicely balanced. A nice woodiness. A good pub ale.
Boutip (4436) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a dirty amber color ale with a nice thick off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus and bitter hops typical of Cascade hops. Taste is mostly dominated by your typical Cascade hops notes of citrus and bitter. Malt backbone is quite dry and noticeable though doesn’t overshadow the hops profile. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well done with good drinkability while staying within the style guidelines.
czar (3679) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours murky amber with a decent off-white head, some retention. toasted and light caramel malts, some pine and citrus. bread, cereals - hint of sweetness, grassiness. and this big earthiness, unbalanced. average carbonation, med body - heavy for an apa, decent citrusy finish.
rodenbach99 (2943) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2011
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bouteille de 500ml. Merci Patrick. Bière ambrée foncée qui n’a pas une belle mousse. Le nez est bizarre, je pense qu’il a un défaut, des notes d’agrumes sont perceptibles avec des malt biscuit. La bouche est mince, il y a peu de goût. La finale est âcre. Il y a un problème de conception dans cette bière. 2/10
Gorbalev (2887) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, uptown Waterloo LCBO. Medium yellow, big white head. Nice aroma - Grand River yeast, or whatever it is, is present, but so are some nice citrus hops. Taste is great - crisp, fruity, hoppy, solid light to medium malt backbone - great American Pale Ale, yet still remains distinctly Grand River’esque. A ton of flavour packed in at this alcohol percentage. This will become my go to Grand River if regularly available, nice work folks.
Eructoblaster (2830) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - 500ml. Hazy amber body with a thin off-white foamy head. Decent hoppy aroma with malty and some woody hints. Its fresh, light hoppy taste carries grapefruit notes and ends with a good bitter finish. Average APA.
robinvboyer (2826) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber pour, rocky beige head. Biscuity, pale crystal malt aroma with touches of fruity floral hops. Light bitterness pleasant herbal hopy finish. Noting fancy but a very very solid session ale. An english style apa if thats possible. Thanks john!
GregClow (2806) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Nice orange-amber with a decently sized frothy head that leaves some nice lacing. Subdued aroma of toasted honey cookies and faint herbal hops. Flavour starts out very mellow and simple - toasted malt, herbal hops, good balance, easy to drink. Then the hops start to build as it warms, and while it never reaches hop bomb territory, there’s still some great notes of grapefruit and lemon lingering by the time I reach the bottom of the glass. Like most Grand River beers, it’s rather unassuming, but quite delicious and quaffable.
solidfunk (2796) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyable, crisp but bitter and plenty of smoky hops taste. A good honest beer. 500ml bottle in Toronto.